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ExxonMobil Refinery (2638), Baton Rouge

Releases of Cobalt

LDEQ Accident Number
Accident Date
Point Source(s) Notes Amount of Release

no informaiton given/leak
Cause: Catylitic caustic scrubber in Merox unit leaked from an underground line, resulting in a release of a catalyst solution.

Followup: No

Notes: incident report due to potential impact to public due to the close proximity to railroad. Material did not leak to rail line. Update- cobalt contained in catalytic reagent determined not to be radioactive. Remediated by mixing with sand, shovelled up and placed in labeled drum